Author(s): Julia LegianDownload
The Ugly Daughter is a thrilling memoir, the gripping true story of a young girl who witnessed horrific murders and who overcame cruel abuse and unimaginable tragedies to find love and happiness.Julia Legian’s emotionally, harrowing and fascinating memoir reveals how she endured a series of unbelievable tragedies and heartbreaking abuse from the hands of her parents and great aunty, and how she rose above her horrendous past to have a happy life. It’s beautifully written with simplicity and shocking honesty. The Ugly Daughter is a wonderful reminder that regardless of your social background or environment you came from, you can rise above the tragedy and survive. This book also clearly demonstrates that anything is possible if only you have firm faith in God or your creator. It’s an amazing story of miracles, shocking reality of domestic violence, survival and extraordinary luck. This really is a powerful and touching story that must be read.This volume covers Julia’s life from growing up in Vietnam to the journey to Sungei Besi refugee camp when her family escaped the horrors and the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The second volume of the story, not yet released, is in production and has legal implications that have to be carefully managed. It covers their arrival in Australia and the challenges and nightmares that they faced there.
Some Reviews: 52 in Goodreads.com
This is the first volume of Julia Legian’s memoir and I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. I finished it in a matter of hours it was so compelling. At one point I had to remind myself that this isn’t a novel but a woman’s life experiences.
This volume covers Julia Legian’s early life in Vietnam through her family’s immigration to Australia. She shares the heart breaking moments of abuse, neglect, domestic violence and death as well as the blessings amidst the storms.
I encourage everyone to take the time to read this masterfully crafted memoir.